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Sunset Song Audiobook

Sunset Song

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Publisher's Summary

The most acclaimed Scottish novel of all time, Sunset Song is a powerful portrait of a land and people in turmoil, seen through the life and struggles of its heroine, Chris Guthrie.

In the years up to and beyond the First World War, Chris' resilience, like the land itself, endures despite everything and is portrayed with a lyrical intensity that echoes through the years and still resonates today.

©2015 Canongate Books (P)2015 Canongate Books Ltd

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    Andrew 28/12/2015
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    "Wonderfully read in a convincing accent."

    Absolutely loved listening to Eileen McCullum convincing accent and dialect; brings the story alive! Marvellous!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Boyle 02/12/2015
    John Boyle 02/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful"

    Fantastic narration. I've read Sunset Song many times and will never tire of it. Eileen McCallum's voice is perfect and added so much to an already firm favourite of mine. I'm looking forward to listening again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Francesca F. 18/11/2016
    Francesca F. 18/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "great performance"

    The performance by Eileen McCallum is simply wonderful! of course this is not an easy book so it might be advisable to have the text in front of you while listening or to have read it before. But the performance really helps to appreciate this beautiful novel. And she sings the Scottish tunes in the book, a real treat. I really hope she will record the other two books of the trilogy.

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    Nick Skinner 31/10/2016
    Nick Skinner 31/10/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "AMAZING"

    Superbly read. A true celebration of a great writer in a rich language. Loved every moment.

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    LynnD 09/06/2016
    LynnD 09/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful"

    A lovely Scottish poetic language novel. The narration enhances the story. Strong characters in an interesting plot. Throughly recommend!

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  • K. Cole
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    27/11/16
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    "wonderful"

    the narrator is exquisite, the story magnificent, and the performance is irresistible.. I can't recommend this highly enough

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  • Karen
    Winston-Salem, NC, United States
    23/10/16
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    "Beautiful language"

    Gibbon's poetic language spoken in McCallum's appropriately thick accent combine to require closer attention, but oh, so worth it! Gibbon tells an honestly realistic tale in words that make it beautiful.

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  • Maxine Aitkenhead
    12/09/16
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    "Beautifully told."

    What a treat to hear this. Perhaps my first north east story. I look forward to seeing the show now. Thank you.

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  • Mary L.
    26/07/16
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    "Good book for learning about the land and its authors"

    I am going to Scotland and wanted to get in the spirit. This was a good one to give me a sense of the people, land and history. The narrator made the story come alive, with her authentic accent being both a pro and con. I enjoyed her accent and the colloquialisms of the Scottish but at the same time found it difficult to understand, especially when she was speaking quickly. I may have to get the written book to study and decipher some of the language. Would recommend!

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  • hugh hungerford
    24/07/16
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    "A very fine book and surely a Scottish classic"

    Beautifully and evocatively read and very moving. Such a lyrical description of place and a culture no more.

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